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Third Thursday Volunteer Day    Thursday,  AUG  17, 2017
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Lake Herman Open Space
We'll work from 9 am to Noon. No experience necessary. Tools and instruction provided. Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 must have accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. RSVP for details on meeting point by contacting the Benicia Tree Foundation at 745-4675 or by email.
Location:
     Lake Herman Rd
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting place details.

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  AUG  18, 2017
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Habitat Restoration   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE & SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Dan Foley Cultural Center
Over the past several years, the Vallejo Watershed Alliance has hosted a series of presentations on restoration and water issues. This August, we are delighted to welcome Rich Marovich, Streamkeeper and member of the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee for the Solano County Water Agency. Rich will be talking about weed control as a habitat restoration strategy, i.e., what plants to put in when invasive weeds have been removed. The presentation will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. After that, Alliance members will calendar events for the next twelve months. Members of the public are invited to come for the presentation or the entire meeting. Free refreshments and parking. Please RSVP to email or call (707) 644-8949 ext. 1610.
Location:
     Dan Foley Park
     1461 N Camino Alto
     Vallejo  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
9:00 AM

CITY OF FAIRFIELD —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
The Rockville Trail Crew volunteer work days are scheduled for the third Saturday of every month from 9-12noon, rain or shine! Trail Crew volunteers provide technical assistance with trail maintenance and construction activities on the trails. Trail Crew volunteer duties consist of clearing rocks, trees, brush and other debris from proposed trail routes; build/repair walk ways, bridges or other structures; grade/fill existing trail paths to ensure user safety; and attend all required meetings and training sessions. Volunteers should bring water, gloves and a tool if available. Volunteers should wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes. A snack and beverage provided for volunteers. Meet at the parking area. If you are not a regular volunteer, please RSVP to Ranger Teri, (707) 249-3613, or by email.
Location:
     2149 Rockville Rd
     Fairfield  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Lynch Canyon Hike   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
9:30 AM

SIERRA CLUB - SOLANO GROUP —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Enjoy rolling grasslands, oak woodlands and excellent views of the North Bay. The 4 mile hike on fire roads will take 3 – 4 hours. Hike is considered moderately strenuous due to 600 ft elevation gain. There is limited shade on the hike, exposed ridgelines can be windy, hot or cold with fog. Be prepared with clothing layers, hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Class: M-4-B. Meet: 9:30 am. Lynch Canyon staging area on McGary Road. $6 parking fee. Parking lot opens at 9 am. Leader, Doug Tracey, 925- 366-9612 or email.
Leader: Doug Tracey
Parking Fee: $6
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Rush Ranch 'Get the Rush'   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Get the Rush is a series of fun and free activities for the whole family, offered on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch. All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run and activities vary month-to-month. Get the Rush! is made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Solano Land Trust volunteers. For more information on this month's activities, visit Solano Land Trust's Calendar.
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.

 
Have a Wild Time!   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
4:00 PM

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION —  Suisun Wildlife Center
Take a walk on the wild side! Visit the Suisun Wildlife Center on August 13 and enjoy hands-on exhibits with the critters while learning more about our local wildlife. Bring your camera!  
Location:
     1171 Kellogg St
     Suisun City  

 
See the Solar Eclipse!   Monday,  AUG  21, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Don't miss the solar eclipse! This event is a part of the Rush Ranch Stargazing program of 2017. The morning begins at 9am for partial eclipse viewing, and the maximum eclipse time will be at 10:17am. Telescopes and binoculars will be available for public viewing along with other safe viewing aids. Meet at the Rush Ranch Visitor Center. The astronomy program is  made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council volunteers. For questions, contact Mary at 707-422-4491.
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.

 
Solar Eclipse Paddle   Monday,  AUG  21, 2017
9:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
The total solar eclipse is not visible in California, but it will be observed as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this will be a spectacular experience from a kayak. Reserve your spot for this paddle online or get more information by email.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  AUG  23, 2017
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Docent Hike   Wednesday,  AUG  23, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Solano Land Trust docent Linda & Steven will lead visitors in this beautiful open space. Hikers will take a few short breaks to enjoy the views and catch their breath. The hike can range from 4-6 miles. Pre-registration recommended. Registration will open early in August. Please check back on Solano Land Trust's website.
Leader: Linda & Steven
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Since there is no parking lot at Rockville Trails Preserve, please meet your guide promptly and be ready to leave immediately from the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the southeast corner of the Rockville Rd. and Suisun Valley Rd.

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  AUG  25, 2017
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Traditional Hunter Education   Saturday,  AUG  26, 2017
8:00 AM

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE —  Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
This is a 2-day class on Saturday, Aug 26, and Sunday, Aug 27. In order to be certified the student must attend the entire class including all sessions. Class starts 8:00 AM Sharp, both days. Student Manuals will be provided. Bring pens, pencils & highlighters for notes. Lunch will be offered for sale (Hamburgers, fries/onion rings & soft drinks), both days. Students must be present both days for test eligibility. This is a Traditional Hunter Education Class and does not qualify for the Classroom requirement for the Hunter Education Online Course and Follow-up class. For more information and to complete registration, visit the CDFW website.
Location:
     7758 Hastings Island Road
     Rio Vista  

 
Hike at Lynch Canyon   Saturday,  AUG  26, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon
Spend a summer morning with knowledgeable docents hiking the beautiful hills at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. Use all your senses to appreciate this local treasure, including the trees, birds and views of the bay. The guided free hike will be 4 to 7 miles up and down hills on uneven ground. Dogs are not permitted at Lynch Canyon. Please bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks. There is no drinking water at Lynch Canyon. Wear layers and good hiking shoes. Long sturdy pants are recommended. You may also want to bring hiking sticks, bug repellent, binoculars and a camera. Meet your guide by the parking lot. The hike is free, but parking is $6. Pre-registration is recommended online.
Leader: Linda & Steven
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  AUG  26, 2017
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Family Fun Shoots   Sunday,  AUG  27, 2017
9:00 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
Shooting instruction for rifle, archery, and shotgun from 9A until noon, followed by a shooting clays course at Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center in Suisun Marsh. California Waterfowl Hunting Heritage Programs goal is to prepare hunters for a lifetime of outdoor experiences in a unique and exciting way. For more information, click here.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Suisun City  

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  AUG  30, 2017
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Wednesday,  SEP  6, 2017
7:00 PM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Thursday,  SEP  7, 2017
6:00 PM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Friday,  SEP  8, 2017
10:00 AM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
8:00 AM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Sunday,  SEP  10, 2017
9:00 AM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
SOFITCITY Challenge   Sunday,  SEP  24, 2017
8:00 AM

KAISER PERMANENTE —  Solano Community
The SOFITCITY Challenge is the day ordinary heroes of all speeds, creeds, and sizes run this town for a healthier city, fitter families and fitter kids. Take the challenge and make a change for yourself or as an example for those you love. Grab your capes, cloaks and masks. Its time to save the city! Enjoy a fast course with music, fun and a costume dance party like no other! The raucous event begins at the Solano Community College our new location with a new scenic route. Pets and strollers welcome. Raise funds for your cause or ours. Health & Fitness Expo from 8:00am-12:00pm. Runs/Walks starting from 9A. Parking Event parking is located at the Solano Community College near the Softball fields. We suggest you arrive early and carpool if possible. For more information and details, visit us online.
Location:
     4000 Suisun Valley Rd
     Fairfield